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Kennedy’s 184-186 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DT
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Mon-Wed 11am-10pm, (until 11pm Thurs, Fri, Sat)
How much?
Cabby special £9/10, fishcake £1.50

A recent office trawl around some central London fish & chip shops was awash with accusations that we only culminated our adventure at Kennedy’s due to its close proximity to my drum. Once everyone began to get a mouthful of their homemade pies, brimming with choice ingredients, I was once again proved right and as much as I hate to say I told you so, I told you so. This EC1 chip shop never fails to deliver: fresh fish (grilled or fried), chunky and extravagant portions of chips and my particular favourite, the peppery and rather massive fishcake created carefully to their own secret recipe. Said fishcake and a portion of chips will set you back less than £3 to takeaway, or pop next door and you can grab a pew and have anything from a juicy steak to whitebait to their “cabby special”. The staff here oozes a confidence that comes from knowing that they’re dishing up quality fare. / Eamon Downes

Photo Credit: Keith McDuffee